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Cummings Creative Group

Title: Sr. Art Director
Location: Birmingham, AL

Cummings Creative Group is hiring a Sr. Art Director. The Sr. AD  is a creative thinker who can concept and execute a broad range of visual approaches. From a conceptual side, they have an understanding of typography, color theory, layout & design – all of which aid in the creation of a brand identity. From a technical side, they have extensive Adobe Creative Suite experience, a knowledge of responsive web design, a solid understanding of CSS, and a passion for learning emerging technologies used for print and digital design.

The Sr. AD is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact in multiple mediums including, but not limited to: websites, digital landscapes (banners, social media, etc.), direct mail and print, editorial layout & design, posters, product packaging, Powerpoint or Google presentations, corporate communications and corporate identity.

The Sr. AD is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the Design Team, including: monitoring the team’s workload, overseeing the project list of outstanding items and to-do’s, communicating needs and issues to other departments, assisting with ad hoc problem-solving, proactively identifying potential issues, and mentoring other team members to further develop their design and productivity skills.

Role and responsibilities:
  • Developing the brand identity, creative ideas and concepts based off of information presented to them from Project/Creative Brief or meeting notes.
  • Designing websites, digital and print campaigns and/or individual projects. Responsible for making the best decisions regarding the visual creation of the brand.  
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of design programs and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with the interactive team on websites from creation to completion.
  • Employing a professional approach to time and deadlines. This means the Sr. AD always strives to meet deadlines and is responsible for opening the channels of communication with management when faced with challenges or problems.
  • Meeting clients or management when needed to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job.
  • Interpreting the client's business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose.
  • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work.
  • Help creating time estimates on projects.
  • Provide insightful suggestions as to how we can improve how our clients are currently utilizing technology to accomplish their goals.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Design Team, project prioritization, assisting with issues, and team member skill mentoring.
  • Leading design strategy conversations with other departments to ensure all necessary deliverables are properly planned, assigned, and completed.
  • At least four years proven experience in graphic design and agency experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in design, fine arts, or related field preferred
  • Highly proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Understanding of development process and technologies for responsive web design
  • Expert attention to detail and consistency
  • Familiarity and experience with design for email, social media, web platforms as well as traditional advertising
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • A strong work ethic with ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

The Scoop
Primary Industry: Marketing - Branding
Secondary Industry: New Media - Design
Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience)
Minimum Education: None Required
Job Status: Full Time
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